Story, Louvier Kindo Tombe
Despite significant progress made in terms of combatting insecurity in the restive North West and South West regions of the country, some seperatist fighters are still committing acts of violence and banditory especially by way of ambush.
The observation was made by the Prime Minister and Head of Government during the 5th session of the committee for the follow-up of the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue (MND).
By calling on the fighters to emulate the decision taken by their former colleagues, the PM revealed that the reintegration process is effective.
“The repentant combattants have been benefitting from skills given them at the DDR centers with the ultimate goal of ensuring their smooth reintegration into the society,” Joseph Dion Ngute said.
He went further to announce strides made by the government. “In this regards, the government has constructed new infrastructure in the North West and South West regions”, he added.
“We need to continue developing strategies to completely reverse the trend for things to come back to normalcy.”
According to the premier, “the government has continued to do it’s fair share by methodically implementing the recommendations of the major national dialogue”.
“The reconstruction commission is also doing a great job for the interest of the different communities,” he said
Joseph Dion Ngute seized the opportunity to call on the different stakeholders to work together in view of achieving the common security goal.
The PM noted that the recently organised South West Peace and Development Forum was one of the important steps in that direction.
The private sector and development partners were equally greatly recommended for their ceaseless inputs.
One of the key objectives of the Buea session was for the committee members to listen to proposals, opinions and suggestions from stakeholders on how to better consolidate the progress achieved so far.
“That was my mission to the SW region, and am glad to hear positive feedback that will be further channeled to the Head of state for appraisal,” Joseph Dion Ngute said.
He concluded that “the government will continuously foster a spirit of dialogue”, so as to put a definite end to the crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.